Away in a Manger: Biblical Hairdos

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Away in a Manger: Biblical Hairdos
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Here's your chance to play hairdresser to some well-known characters. Have fun with beard lengths, braids, and more.

To get the instructions for making the entire manger, click here.

What you'll need

  • Scissors
  • 4 to 8 feet (less for a male, more for a female) of bulky-weight, hair-colored yarn (we used Lion Brand Homespun)
  • About 8 feet of skin-colored worsted-weight yarn
  • Tacky glue
  • About 20 feet of clothing-colored yarn (use a bulky-weight yarn like those suggested for the hair)

How to make it

  1. Away in a Manger: Biblical Hairdos - Step 1

    Male Hairstyle, Beard, and Mustache:
    If you'd like a fuller look, unravel all of the hair strands, as shown on the right side.

  2. Away in a Manger: Biblical Hairdos - Step 2

    Spread glue from one temple around the back to the other temple. Press the hair against the temples, then, one side at a time, fold the hair in half and press the ends to the back of the head, covering the stem.

  3. Away in a Manger: Biblical Hairdos - Step 3

    To finish the hair, cut a 9-inch strand of hair yarn and glue it around the crown of the head. Trim if needed. To create a beard/mustache, cut a 4-inch piece of hair yarn and fold and glue it in place.

  4. Away in a Manger: Biblical Hairdos - Step 4

    Female Hairstyle:
    Spread glue on each temple and press down the front strands of hair. Spread the rest of the hair evenly across the back of the head, covering the head stem.

  5. Away in a Manger: Biblical Hairdos - Step 5

    Cut two 9-inch strands of hair. Apply glue around the forehead. Press the strands over the glue and tie them in back. Arrange the hair and dab glue under and on the knot to hold it in place. Let the glue dry. Trim as desired.

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